Scripture Readings - New Testament Readings

New Testament Readings

The books of the Bible which contain the revelation of God since the coming of Christ: the four Gospels, the Acts of the Apostles, the seven General Epistles, the fourteen Epistles of Saint Paul, and the Book of Revelation (Apocalypse).

The center of the New Testament part of the Bible is the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John who are called the four evangelists, which means those who wrote the gospels. Gospel in Greek is ‘evangelion’ which, as we have seen, means the “glad tidings” or the “good news.”
In the New Testament scripture there is also the book of the Acts of the Apostles, written by St. Luke. There are fourteen letters called the epistles (which simply means letters) of the Apostle Paul, though perhaps some, such as the Letter to the Hebrews, were not written directly by him. Three letters are also ascribed to the Apostle John; two to the Apostle Peter; and one each to the Apostles James and Jude. Finally there is the Book of Revelation, also called the Apocalypse, which is ascribed to St. John as well.
For the Orthodox, the Bible is the main written source of divine doctrine since God Himself inspired its writing by His Holy Spirit (see 2 Tim 3:16 and 2 Pet 1:20). This is the doctrine of the inspiration of the Bible, namely that men inspired by God wrote the words which are truly their own human words—all words are human!—but which nevertheless may be called all together the Word of God. Thus, the Bible is the Word of God in written form because it contains not merely the thoughts and experiences of men, but the very self-revelation of God.
The center of the Bible as the written Word of God in human form is the person of the Living Word of God in human form, Jesus Christ. All parts of the Bible are interpreted in the Orthodox Church in the light of Christ since everything in the Bible leads up to Christ and speaks about Him (Lk 24: 44). This fact is symbolized in the Orthodox Church by the fact that only the book of the four gospels is enthroned on the altars of our churches and not the entire Bible. This is so because everything in the Bible is fulfilled in Christ.

Reading Read Time Hit Count
I Thessalonians 2:1-8 (23rd Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3838
Jude 11-16 (Vespers, Apostle Jude) 1 min 3639
I Peter 1:3-9 (Vespers, Apostles) 1 min 4530
James 1:13-27 (Vespers, Apostle) 2 mins 4238
II Timothy 2:11-19 (33rd Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 2908
John 1:29-34 (Forerunner) 1 min 5080
II Corinthians 1:8-11 (20th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 3989
I John 2:7-17 (Friday after Publican and the Pharisee) 2 mins 5057
II Peter 1:20-2:9 (Monday after Publican and the Pharisee) 1 min 5190
Ephesians 1:16-19; 3:19-21 (At the Beginning of Instruction) 1 min 3391
Mark 1:9-15 (Eve of the Theophany) 1 min 6954
II Thessalonians 2:1-12 (25th Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3760
Hebrews 1:10-14;2:1-3 (Eve of the Nativity) 1 min 5204
Galatians 1:11-19 (Saint James) 1 min 4802
Philippians 1:12-20 (19th Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3729
Romans 1:18-27 (1st Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4278
I Timothy 1:15-17 (31st Sunday after Pentecost) - 4104
I Corinthians 1:10-17 (8th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4474
Acts 1:12-17, 21-26 (BRIGHT MONDAY) 1 min 4638
Matthew 2:1-12 (Nativity of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ) 2 mins 9123
Luke-124-38 (Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos) 2 mins 6157
Titus 2:11-14;3:4-7 (Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ) 1 min 8246
I Thessalonians 2:9-14 (23rd Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 3954
Mark 1:16-22 (12th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4031